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a series of attacks across turkey targets security forces and the american consulate in instanbul. hello, i've from al jazeera headquarters in doha. >> i'm nicole johnston and we'll report on the largest case of sexual abuse in the country and ask how they could have been abused for so long. anger and fruteration frusts
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people in haiti vote in elections. and a unique village for postical carriers to enjoy the simple life in retirement. a series of attacks across turkey. the latest happened when suspected kurdish fighters opened fire on a helicopter. four police officers were killed by a land mine. two attackers opened fire on the american consulate building in instanbul. we get more and a warning that has report contains strong imagings from the start. >> reporter: chased down to a back street near the u.s. consulate in
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instanbul. a woman who opened fire on the building refuses to surrender. i did it for my party she shouts before being shot and wounded by a police officer. a second attacker, also female, escaped from the area. in 2013 an extreme left wing group said it was behind a suicide bomb attack against the u.s. embassy. >> i saw this woman running and the police shouting stop. they fired warning shots and someone in an apartment threw a chair from their balcony at the woman and the attacker shot at the balcony. >> reporter: earlier on monday, a bomb exploded outside a police station. several civilians and police officers were wounded. as teams searched the scene, two attackers opened fire on them. a police officer and two gun men will killed in that shootout.
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there has been further violence in southeastern turkey where forces are involved in renewed fighting with the pkk. four officer the were injury killed when their car hit a roadside bomb. the turkish government has said it faces security threats on several front, not just from isil that seem to support those concerns. a car bomb exploded outside kabul. it went off at the civilian enterance. five were killed and another 20 wounded. we get more details. >> reporter: the taliban have claimed responsibility for the suicide car bomb. they said it was a foreign
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convoy and nato says it was not one of theirs. it happened at the civilian enterance to the airport where people must get out of the vehicles to be physically checked. this comes just three days after a series of deadly attacks killed mormore than 55 afghans. as well as an attack on the eastern edge of town in the middle of the night that had windows shattering. afghans on edge about security. the police chief says the reason the attacks are going on, the attackers, the taliban want to show afghans they can strike here in the capital. police in eastern pakistan have arrested seven men accused
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of sexually abusing hundreds of children and selling videos of the alleged crimes. nicole johnston has more. >> reporter: he was raped by four men and he was 11 years old at the time. afterwards he said he had to pay the men not to reveal what they had done to him. >> they made a video out of it and started black mailing me and told me to bring them more kids. my family is poor. i had nothing to pay them so i left school and worked in the fields and i gave them everything i made. >> reporter: reports have come out at least 284 children in this small village were sexually abused. 400 videos were made and sold
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across pakistan and overseas. you wouldn't normally see such a large gathering of people but neighbors are coming out and talking about the case and demanding one thing, they say they want justice and for whoever is behind the abuse to be stoned to death or be hanged. this man agrees. a week ago he started a protest march with victims' families. it was stopped by police firing teargas. he has been charged under the anti-terrorism law. he said some of the child abusers are well-known. >> they are influential people and work for the courts and are drug inspectors. because of the threat, everyone was afraid of them. they harassed people ever day. >> reporter: some people in the vittage say police were paid bribes not to investigate. police deny it.
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>> when we heard about the allegations i sent an officer to the village and announced if there are any cases of abuse they should tell us, but no one came forward. >> reporter: he shows us injuries he received when police beat him for publicly protesting against the abuse. >> because of dignity and honor some are not coming forward. they are worried they will lose respect in society. >> reporter: he says after what has happened he has nothing more to lose. nicole johnston, al jazeera, pakistan. votes are being counted in haiti after a long-delayed parlimentary election. there are reports of fraud. bob reynolds has more. >> reporter: voters stream into polling places to take part in
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elections. there were problems, but there didn't appear to be serious or widespread violence. many complained their names weren't included on lists of eligible eligible voters. that led to shouting and confrontation between voters and workers. and many went home without casting their vote. >> i don't have the right to vote? >> reporter: several polling places were trashed leaving ballots and other materials strewn about. dozens of the 1,500 locations were shut down due to various problems. they expect a low turn out. this woman heads the eu elections observer commission. >> at some poll centers but it's not the general rule.
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the rule is it will be maintained. >> reporter: one voter who had no trouble. >> a lot of problems here people saying they aren't allowed to vote. >> reporter: he wasn't taking any questions. he is not eligible to run for another term. these elections are about much more than filling empty seats in parliment. haiti has many probables. without policeical stability they -- political stability they can't attract invote ofmentsvotw the economy. many polling places are in remote parts of the haitian country side and must be counted by hand. the council says it the be six-10 days before the results
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of the election are known. there is expected to be a second round aircraft run off election in october. in that month as well, the first votes will be cast for haiti's new president. demonstrations turn violent in fergueson as many turn up to mark the killing anniversary ofe killing of michael brown. >> reporter: wouldn't -- one of hundred demonstrators wreaked havoc on the business district. they refused orders to disperse. police and demonstrators were in a stand off when the shots rang out. >> back off. back off. >> reporter: it was right here where police and
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demonstrators wereis faking off when the shots rang out. that happened farther down where two businesses had been robbed. police were able to move the remaining demonstrators who did not flee into this marking lot. this is not what the family of mike brown had wanted to see happen on the anniversary of mike brown's death. four and a half minutes of silence represents the four and a half-hours his body was left uncovered on the hot ground. many came from near and far to celebrate the loggal inspired: black lives matter. >> there will be peace even though there is no justice. >> the burden of making change falls on white people, not black people. >> there are still changes that are needed. >> reporter: many
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marcheds to a meesh nearby chur. รข [music] michael brown was on the minds of protestors outside fergueson. police officers in new york made arrests as demonstrators staged a die-in in brooklyn before marching ho manhattan. >> we are here in solidarity of michael brown and all other black and brown people in this country being relentlessly murdered in this country for no reason. >> reporter: no. >> to solve the problem you have to do other things joorgts a celebration of a life lost and a show of determination it not be in vain. still ahead on al jazeera:
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indonesia suffering from a chronic malnutrition problem. problem. dollars. >> enough people have decided that the gun lobby has too much power for too long. the nra is not invincible.
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>> hello again. the top stories here on al jazeera. a series of attacks on security force in turkey.
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inistanbul a a bombing on a police station. police in pakistan have arrested seven men accused of sexually abusing hundreds of childrennind selling videos of the crime. votes are being counted in haiti. it was marred by delays and disorder and reports of fraud. yemen is wounded have been flown to jordan for treatment. they arrived on saturday. workers say they were suffering from injuries, including gun shot wounds. land mines are a danger to civilians. fighters loyal to the president in exile drove them from the southern city.
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officials are struggling to make the area safe. >> as the front line moves north, certain dangers remain. many landmines have been planted by retreating rebels and their supporters. the conflict has moved on here, but life is far from safe. this car was thrown into the air by a powerful blast. pro-government troops have sealed off entire neighborhoods. >> we have discovered mines and we'll continue our operation to clear landmines from this area. >> reporter: pro government forces have diffused hundreds of land mines but say they are working without proper equipment. >> we need tools, food, uniforms. everything. >> reporter: this brother and sister were
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seriously injured. the same blast killed five members of their family. an elder relative tells what happened. >> they were hit by a land mine on the way home to the village. the mother, a son and three daughters were killed. >> reporter: officials say they are struggling to deal with the threat posed by land mines. they are calling on the saudi-led colition to help. iraq's former primeinister has come out in support of the plans to reform the government. he unveiled several sweeping reforms that would cut senior posts. he wants to get rid of vice
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president and deputy prime minister roles. >> reporter: iraq's parliment to discuss the decision to cut some of the top leadership positions. many support the prime minister's decision that they must imelement impliment the ret there is cynicism about how long it will take to debate the issues. a lot of times in the past the ugly specter of sectarian politics has raised it and that could happen again. parlimentary under an immense amount of pressure to get the reforms passed and people get electricity, air conditioning and clean water for their families as soon as possible. there is mounting anger in the country and many say they intend to keep coming out. massive protests planned for
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this upcoming friday. that despite the fact that parliment is expected to take up the issue on tuesday. we are hearing thousands upon thousands of people could be coming out to the vete in several cities. the italian navy says three rescue operations are under way, thought to have many migrants on board. about 470 people picked up trying to make the often dangerous journey to europe. the italian navy has rescued another group of around 350 people. greece and its creditors are in a final push to reach an agreement on a third bail out package. athens has to make a 3.5 billion payment in 10 days' time.
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germany has sent out strict conditions and says another bridging loan is better than a rush agreement. malnutrition is a global problem. a report says 795 million do not have enough food for a healthy, active life. that's around 1 in 9 people on the earth. south sahar an africa has the highest level of hunger. one in four is under nourished. if has stunted the griewght of e world's children. as we hear from western java it's not only a health but social concern but has repercussions for the economy. >> reporter: his tummy hurts, but he can't that put that into words. at three he should be bigger but
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still can't talk or walk. four siblings have died of malnutrition caused by a lack of food and nutrients. his father shows us how he sometimes eats the crumbles bricks off the wall. >> i often wait for my husband all day to bring money. he often comes home empty handed. our children cry at home asking for food, but we cannot give it. diswhroosht is some of what they can afford, stale rice full ofants we are told is duck food this. is having an impact on millions across indnessia. >> they are smaller than other children. the brain development and intelligence is not as good. there is a lack of knowledge by the parents. >> reporter: one of the main causes is poverty,
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the look of opportunity and no access to education. it affects millions of people. one-third of peep under 5 are stunted. that means they are not developing properly. many are worried that could have implications on this country's future. and that's something the world bank has beening the indnessian government to take seriously. >> you are having people out there and they are doomed to fail in society. they are not going to be able to contribute to generating prosperity. >> reporter: there are programs in place that deal with malnutrition but stunting has not improved since 2010.
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many worry if nothing it done to address the issue a third of indonesian children will face the same fate. conservationallists in africa say the number of elephants and rhinos and lions in the wild have drop to the lowest levels ever because of hunting and poaching. there were two 50,000 lions in africa and today just over 30,000. rhinos and elephants are under threat. just 500,000 african elephants left, down from 5 million last century. in africa the industry is worth 675 million and it's created
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jobs. 70,000 in south africa alone. there is a high rate of unemployment. we hear from one wild life reserve where hunters say they are helping conversation efforts. >> reporter: wintener south africa brings the hunting season. we are at a private game reserve. this local hunter and his team are on the look out for their first kill. >> this is the right place to stop. >> did it occur in this area? >> because it's winter time there is a flat area. >> reporter: it can take days to find the right animal. >> that's ran old mature and. >> it is exhilarating. it's a challenge. it's stalking the animal, looking for the animal. >> reporter: at this family owned reserve.
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selected game is selected to keep the numbers down and maintain ecological balance. for this 50 year veteran, hunting is a way of life. >> yes it was a spot of life, the hunting scenario. there was no meat available and we live off the land. >> reporter: his target in sight, he takes ape. more than -- aim. more than seven hundred thousand visitors haved. more than half from the united states. they contributeed million to the economy. these lions are kept at a separate enclosure for tourists. but it's the killing of a famous lion that has caused controversy. many say hunting is cruel, unethical and threatened
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endangers species. the hunt that killed cecil the lion was illegal and did not follow regulations. >> to make important decisions, the future of the economic contribution of hunting, decisions cannot be based on emotion. >> reporter: the community-based conversation program say its should be managed. >> there can be a balance between hunting and conservation. you cannot -- >> reporter: while the sport and passion for many continues to be legal, this time he did not make a kill. a retirement village with a difference in the state of florida is proving so popular there is a waiting list. there is also a catch: you have
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to be a former post man or post woman to live there. >> reporter: florida is often refered to as god's waiting room. retirement communities are abundant in the sunshine state, but this one is different. this town was created, designed and paid for by the postal workers union and almost everyone here spent years delivering the mail. even among these letter carriers the decision to move to nalcrest wasn't obvious. >> i blew it off where carriers go to sit down and talk about the good old days and didn't do anything. when i came to check it in 2003it was opposite and i fell in love with it. >> reporter: the concept came about more than 50 years ago and the idea was simple: offer postal workers a cheap, comfortable place to live with neighbors who
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literally walked the same career pact. it's something the property manager says has created a special place to live. >> they have something in common with everything and something they can talk about. and just a sense of belonging and, you know, i think it's something they cherish very much. >> 9 of spades. >> reporter: it is not only deeply popular among retired postal workers, it's also unique. it's the only community of its kind in the u.s. and its future seem assured. >> it's the best thing to live here. it is a great place. it's a great place isn't it? >> yes! [laughing] >> reporter: it has everything you could need, a golf course, swimming will 52, a library, the list goes on. there is one thing you definitely won't find here and that's the eternal enemy of postal workers everywhere: the dog. canines are banned. there are other hazards here,
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but for the most part it is a uniquely restful place per those who spent gyros years on r feet delivering letters. you can always keep up-to-date with the latest news on our website al gunfire erupts in fergueson during rallies marking one year since the death of michael brown. a shooting in a houston apartments leaves six children dead. the suspected gunman is charged with murder. and final day in an iranian court. he could be sentenced after spending more than a year in prison.